Maui Achievers October Blog Hop

Hello.  I’m joining the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop this month.  It’s my first time to hop with this group and the first month of the Maui Trip Achievers Blog Hop.  I’m so excited to have earned this incentive trip and go on one of my bucket list trips.  And equally excited to join this blog hop for the first time – let’s hope that I got everything right!

This was one of the projects that we made at my Fall Retreat earlier this month.  It’s a quick project and can easily be adapted for other holiday’s or occasions.  You can watch my FB Live from October 14th to see how I made this fun tic tac holders – https://www.facebook.com/AtMonikasPlace/videos/2198657496906978/

Snowman Tic Tac Treat Holder

This project uses a 2″ wide strip of card stock and a tag topper punch.  Add a wrapped piece of Designer Series Paper and ribbon at the top.  These would be quick and easy to make.  See below for the supplies and measurements.

Supply List

  • #102482 Real Red cardstock 2″ x 8-1/2″, score at 3-7/8″, 4-5/8″
  • #149518 Delightful Tag Topper
  • #150393 Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, score so the front section is 2″ and then either side is 3/4″, and the back will overlap
  • #150426 Real Red Curly Ribbon – tie the ends in a knot after you cut it so they don’t unravel
  • #150644 Mini Curvy Keepsake Dies
  • #150460 Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set
  • #147084 Real Red Ink
  • #110755 Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
  • Trimmer (coming soon)
  • Die cutting machine

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2019 Seasonal Desktop Calendar

For quite a few years now I’ve been creating a seasonal desktop calendar for my Stamper’s Club and a private stamping group.  Since both groups meet at the beginning of the month that is usually our first class when we start a new year.  This calendar is different from the ones most people make – which is just a stand with rip off calendar for each month of the year.  My Seasonal Calendar has four panels – one for each quarter/season of the year and allows you to view multiple months at a time for planning and scheduling.  My ladies love to have these on their desk at work so I continue to make one each year for them. 

1st quarter

Each panel is built on a square with the calendar strip on the right side and a decorative seasonal element on the left side.  Then all the squares are attached to a base piece and held up on the desk with a little stand.  On Sunday, January 13, 2019 I did a Facebook Live video on my business page – At Monika’s Place – showing exactly how I made this whole project.  It’s much easier to show it than to describe it in words.  I had planned to upload to my Youtube Channel as well but I haven’t quite figured out how to get it there from my FB page. 

Supply List – 1st quarter Jan – Mar

  • Gray Granite card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Tranquil Tide card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Gray Granite ink
  • Tranquil Tide ink
  • Stamparatus
  • Winter Woods stamp set
  • Part of My Story stamp set (SAB)
  • Whisper White Bakers Twine

On this 1st quarter panel I used the Stamparatus for positioning my stamps.  The little image for the ground under my trees was done using the hinge-step technique.  The small grid paper is also helpful for positioning the card stock on the stamparatus – I marked alignment positions on the paper so everyone could use the stamps as I had them arranged on the stamparatus.

2nd quarter

Supply List – 2nd quarter Apr – Jun

  • Basic Black card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Old Olive card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Old Olive ink
  • Memento Black ink
  • Clear Blocks
  • Butterfly Gala stamp set
  • Artisan Textures stamp set
  • Butterfly Duet punch
  • Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (SAB)
  • Old Olive Linen Thread

For this second quarter panel I used the Butterfly Duet punch to punch out the butterflies from the designer paper.  If you watch the video I’ll show you a handy trick for getting these lined up in your punch. 

3rd quarter

Supply List – 3rd quarter Jul – Sep

  • Soft Suede card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Pool Party card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Ink in these colors: Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry
  • Waterfront stamp set
  • Clear Blocks
  • Pool Party/Silver Bakers Twine

For this third quarter panel I used the Pool Party & Silver Baker’s Twine – which is three strands twisted together – one Pool Party, one Whisper White and one Silver.  I slightly twisted one end to separate them and then pulled out just the Pool Party piece to use on the panel.  You can see how to do this in the video.  You could use the white or the white and the silver twisted piece on the 1st quarter panel. 

4th quarter

Supply List – 4th quarter Oct – Dec

  • Mossy Meadow card stock – 5-3/4″ x 5-3/4″
  • Crumb Cake card stock – 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″
  • Pinewood Planks Dynamic Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White card stock – 4-1/4″ x 2-3/4″
  • Early Espresso ink
  • Mossy Meadow ink
  • Crumb Cake ink
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Stamparatus
  • Rooted in Nature stamp set
  • Linen Thread

On this 4th panel I used a Stampin’ Sponge to ink up the wood slice image to make it a little lighter than a full on inking of it.  And I also used the sponge to add a bit of ink around in the background. 

More on the Calendar strips

On each panel I added the calendar strip.  These were created in the old My Digital Studio program.  I still have it saved on my old laptop.  In the program I exported the calendar images and then printed them on my printer here at home.  I used Whisper White card stock for my printing.  I’ve added the images here.  If you save them to your computer then select them both to print as 5×7 photos on one sheet.  Make sure that the box for Fit Picture to Frame is not selected.  Once you print them I trim them to 5-3/4″ long and 2″ wide.  You may need to adjust the printing on your printer to get them to the right size. 

 

Putting it all together

Once all four panels are made I attach them to the base piece which was 12″ x 6″ Early Espresso card stock.  And the little stand piece is 5-1/2″ x 2-1/8″ and scored at 1-3/4″ & 3-3/4″.  When attaching each panel to the base use Stampin’ Dimensionals on the sides and across the top but don’t place one in the center of the bottom.  That needs to stay open to slide the stand piece in for holding the calendar upright on your desk. 

I hope you enjoy this project.  Be sure to visit my FB page to watch the video and while you are there like/get notifications for my page so you’ll see future videos and post.  I’d love to hear what you think.  You can order the products I used to make this project by clicking the link below.  Thanks so much for visiting!

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Perennial Birthday Double Triangle Card

Time moves slower when you are at a cabin in the mountains.  Or maybe time goes faster and I move slower – it’s already afternoon and I haven’t accomplished much of anything.  Wifi is also slower so I haven’t loaded my FB Live video to Youtube in order to add it to this post.  But if you want to see it go HERE to my At Monika’s Place Facebook page to see it.  It’s the July 11 Facebook Live video.  Today I’m sharing with you the double triangle card. 

This is a Double Triangle card and you get two from a piece of 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of card stock.  For this card you want to score first in both directions – on the long side score at 5-1/2″ and on the short side score at 4-1/4″.  Now you need the Stampin’ Trimmer – pull out the scoring blade and then insert your paper on the diagonal – you want to have each point lined up with the track and then cut the whole way.  That gives you two triangles that are already scored for your card base.

Download the Project Sheet Here: Perennial Birthday Triangle FB Live 7-11-2018

All the supplies and measurements are on the project sheet for you.  And be sure to watch my FB live on my At Monika’s Place Facebook Page to see how I made it.  Turn the volume up to hear me.  Once I’m back home I’ll work on loading to Youtube and adding it here for you.

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Rooted in Nature with Stamparatus Tips

I hope you have enjoyed the Product of the Week focus on the Rooted In Nature Bundle.  Today’s card is the one I featured in my Facebook Live video on June 29, 2018.  In the video I showed several tips on how to use the Stamparatus to create this card.

The Stamparatus works beautifully with the large background stamps.  It’s easy to get full coverage from the stamp because of the precision placement that the Stamparatus offers.  In the video you can also see how to get a partial background image.  I share some tips with using grid paper – I just cut up used full size sheets into 7-1/4″ squares to fit in my Stamparatus.  This card also uses the Nature’s Twine – which is a little too thick for me, so I untwisted it into three strands and just used one for the card.  If you didn’t watch live on my FB Page you can watch it below on my YouTube link. 

Download the project sheet here ==> Rooted in Nature FB Live 6-27-2018.

And here is the video.  If you are reading this in an email you may need to click through to my blog or YouTube to see the video.  And while you are there be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel so you know when I post a new one.

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56 Brand New Stampin’ Up! Ribbons

At my Catalog Kickoff event I had a display of all the brand new Stampin’ Up! Ribbons, Trims and Twine.  I actually bought a roll of every one.  And then I thought I should do a video to show them to everyone that couldn’t come to the kickoff or that doesn’t live local to me.  They are so much better in real life than they are in the photos in the catalog.  And while the video isn’t exactly real life – you can’t touch them – you can see them a little bit better than just looking at the little photo in the catalog.

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I took a couple of photos after arranging them in rainbow order – I had all the like styles together while I shared them in the video.

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And here is the video.  If you are reading this in an email you may need to click through to my blog or YouTube to see the video.  And while you are there be sure to sign up for my YouTube channel so you know when I post a new one.

I hope you like seeing all the new ribbon.  Which one is your favorite?

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Feathery Friends card trick

Guess what?

I made another video!  Really I did.  I know they aren’t great but I’m working on it.  I’m a slow talker so hopefully that helps you follow along.  Today I have a video sharing a little trick that I did on this card that uses the Feathery Friends Hostess stamp set from the new catalog.

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I created this card for a swap I was in and then also taught my Stamper’s Club how to make it.  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers for coloring the flower including most of the new In-Colors – Powder Pink, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist.

The trick comes in how I added the Black Baker’s Twine. So watch the video so you can see how I did that.

I hope you like this little card as much as I do.  And you can earn the stamp set free when you host a party or place an order that qualifies for Stampin’ Rewards.

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